BIRTH BOOT CAMP CLASSES
COMPREHENSIVE: COMPLETE PREPARATION FOR AN AMAZING BIRTH
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If you desire an unmedicated birth, are first-time parents, or are preparing for a VBAC, this class will prepare you on all levels-physically, mentally, and emotionally. Workbook included. This class series runs 25 hours and is taught over a 10 week period, or ten 2.5 hour sessions.
HOSPITAL BIRTH CLASS
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Our hospital birth class is designed for the couple who wants more. More education. More fun! More relaxation and labor practice. More information on interventions, medicated and cesarean births. They want to be able to make informed decisions as their birth unfolds. Workbook included. This class is 15 hours in total, typically taught over six 2.5 hour sessions.
HOME OR BIRTH CENTER BIRTH CLASS
If you are planning to have your baby at home or at a freestanding birth center, this class will give you the nuts and bolts of labor. Learn what happens before, during and after birth, as well as variations of labor and birth videos of out—of-hospital births. Our Homecoming: Life With a New Recruit clas will round out this birth class by preparing you to welcome your new baby. Workbook included. Class time is 12.5 hours, typically broken up into five 2.5 hour sessions.
A one-day course of 8 hours that gives you all the basics of a physiological birth. Includes fun games, birth videos, comfort measures and more. Can be split into two sessions.
COMFORT MEASURES: AMAZING COPING STRATEGIES FOR LABOR
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This workshop is designed to help both partners build confidence for the big day. You will take in lots of relaxation, comfort measures, massage, imagery for labor, as well as communication skills for labor. This workshop does not replace a childbirth education course. The beautiful workbook that comes with this workshop is one you will want to spend time with for the duration of the pregnancy. Class time is approximately 4 hours.
FOOD & FITNESS: A PROGRAM FOR THE CHILDBEARING YEAR
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Being healthy and low-risk will not only help you in the delivery room, but you will feel better during pregnancy, birth and recover more quickly postpartum. Birth Boot Camp has designed a program especially for you. You will learn the how-tos in class and build a great physical foundation for your pregnancy, birth, and baby. Read the workbook cover to cover, or use it for a reference. Class time is approximately 4 hours.
HOMECOMING: LIFE WITH A NEW RECRUIT
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This is your manual to early parenthood! Topics include breastfeeding (3.5 hour video course included), newborn procedures, babywearing, safe sleep, postpartum topics, and baby comfort techniques to help you and your partner get off to a great start with your new baby. Workbook included, Class time approximately 4 hours.
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Available only in person, our childbirth educators offer a Reboot Refresher childbirth class designed for couples planning their second (or third or fourth) birth. The class is tailored just for you to address your particular concerns and needs for your subsequent births. Workbook included. Class time approximately 4 hours.
SIBLINGS AT BIRTH
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The tone for the growing family starts by the way we approach birth as a family. When children are included in the preparation for childbirth with their own birth class they see the coming baby as a celebration. Workbook included; additional books available at a discounted rate. Ages 3+. Class time approximately 4 hours.
BREASTFEEDING: THE ULTIMATE MRE
(included in the hospital and homecoming class)
This video, taught by IBCLC Melanie Sheppard, includes: expert advice, specific instructions on how to breastfeed, tips on how to properly latch and prevent nursing pain, how to know if your baby is getting enough milk, stories from other moms, troubleshooting problems, returning to work and pumping your milk, nursing in public with confidence and much more! Running time: Approximately 3.5 hours.
**All prices listed are for group classes only. Private classes are available for an additional fee.**